Thank you for all who participated during the Summer 2019 quarter. The Math Learning Center pilot has officially ended.
Piloting a Self-Guided Mathematics Learning Center
The vision of the Self-Guided Mathematics Learning Center (SGMLC) is to support students to become more skilled and independent learners. The approach will be from a strengths-based enhancement perspective as many students often become overwhelmed by math stressors or challenges. It is not a traditional one-on-one tutoring lab, rather we’ll be supporting independent learners that learn from existing materials (online resources or textbook) when they need clarification. For this pilot we’re using www.chunklearning.net, that students can access using their NPS credentials.
In the SGMLC, students will engage in self-directed study using a collection of existing videos and their class textbooks/notes, while the faculty member will provide additional assistance as needed. The goal of the SGMLC is three-fold:
• Strengthen the quantitative reasoning of students, allowing them to excel in academic areas;
• Provide students with cognitive and emotional coping skills to manage math stressors and assignments; and
• Support tutors to become aware of some of the cognitive traps and cognitive biases some students may potentially fall into and how they, too, can help empower and intervene.
Students may be experiencing some form of anxiety (home, family, adjustments) and academic performance anxiety, which can get easily triggered if they struggle with math. Many students often become overwhelmed by math stressors or challenges. Support found in the SGMLC will approach challenges from a strengths-based enhancement perspective, academically empowering students to find the cognitive and emotional coping skills to manage math stressors and assignments. An Executive Academic Coach will complement the faculty member’s assistance to achieve the SGMLC goals for the Summer quarter.
We look forward to your participation, and hope that the SGMLC becomes an integral part of your academic success. Please email Erick Stone (Eric.Stone.email@example.com) for an appointment.